Recently, more than 230 educators from all levels converged at Castle Kyalami for one of the largest Learner Support workshop graduation ceremony to date. Following a very successful Learner Support Professional Development Seminar held at the Castle Kyalami earlier in July, the teachers trained very hard over the school holidays in order to learn how to tackle learning barriers and improve the quality of education for all students using the Tools for Life program from the Scientology Volunteer Ministers.
The also learned other practical tools such as, handling study difficulties, conflict resolution, communication, how to achieve goals, drug awareness and more to further equip them to assist their students and themselves in dealing with life situations in and outside the classroom.
In attendance were several executives over various Department of Education districts, teachers and school Principals who all uniformly expressed how revolutionary the Tools For Life are and how this program is the exact solution for the education sector in South Africa.
Deeply worried by the state of education in the country, they dedicated the June-July school holidays to empowering themselves with Learner Support tools called Tools For Life from L. Ron Hubbard so they can better assist their students who face learning barriers.
The event began with a warm welcome from the Public Affairs Director of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, Sandile Hlayisi who stated “It is in our power to create a better future for everyone, it starts with this generation”. The crowd was in very high spirits throughout and extremely proud to be officially appointed as Volunteer Ministers.
Officer Sylvia Masombuka, a community educator for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department and a Principal of a pre-school attended the graduation said “These courses have changed my life. They gave me a full understanding of other people and how to deal with them. Even at my Early Childhood Development Centre, I used to help parents with their children base on what I hoped was correct. But now, I am trained to handle every situation. I just apply one or more of these tools. I have gained so much knowledge and these courses have really put me in a good space”.
Ms. Abigail, a Deputy Principal school for students with learning disabilities in Vosloorus was extremely excited “Most teachers don’t understand the learners. The biggest problem is that they all don’t know what the barriers to learning are and how to overcome. They know that students have learning difficulties but don’t know how to solve them, the Tools for Life can assist us in this regard”.
Hlayisi says that by providing practical tools to the educators, he feels that they will create confident learners. “We can improve education and other conditions by working together” concluded Hlayisi.